Oak Springs is in the throes of gentrification. The locals and local businesses who thrived there for decades are now being pushed out in favor of microbreweries and cold press coffee. Amidst all this Mr Big's Bingo arrives announcing that everyone deserves to be a winner. [more inside]
In her new book, novelist Alyssa Cole moves away from romance to thriller. Set in a close-knit neighborhood in Brooklyn, the book follows Sydney as Green as she learns more about her old neighborhood and her new neighbors.
A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind. "An unhurried tone poem with no guns and next to no blood, Last Man is a tale of race and the city, not Race and the City. First-time director Joe Talbot is white; his collaborator, Jimmie Fails, is black; they grew up together in Fillmore. This is Jimmie's story, and he plays himself." [NPR review - trailer] [more inside]
The Last O.G.: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
An ex-felon is shocked to see just how much the world has changed when he is released from prison for good behavior after a 15-year stint and returns to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood. [more inside]
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Meets a Celebrity! Season 2, Ep 11
Cyndee comes back to New York, where Kimmy finds out she has been seeing a celebrity television therapist (Jeff Goldblum). Titus mentors a teenage boy and contemplates having a family of his own. Lillian handcuffs herself to a bulldozer to prevent gentrification.